I thought my readers might be “interested in this paid internship opportunity or know someone who is” –Ballard Center.
CAUSE FOR HOPE
PAID INTERNSHIP – July & August 2013
Pay: $1,000 per month (travel, room, and board is covered by CFH)
Time Frame: Summer Term (July & August; some work before July possible)
Requirements: Fluent in Spanish
Preferred Experience: Program evaluation/testing & group facilitation/training
Location: Utah + travel to Honduras, Peru, or Nicaragua
Cause for Hope (CFH) is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping people in developing countries become self-reliant and escape poverty. Our purpose at CFH is to develop a replicable model that can permanently help the most families at the lowest possible cost become self-reliant. We desire “to become the most effective organization in creating lasting self-reliance in the lives of thousands of families and their communities in developing countries.”
CFH has developed and used a mentoring process to assist its clients to achieve self-reliance. This has been in operation in all 18 of its field offices. The mentoring process is vital in assisting clients to learn and apply basic business principles in their own business activities. As CFH prepares to embark on a very aggressive growth plan, it is extremely important to ensure that the process is easy to learn, implement and deliver on a large scale basis. This pilot project will evaluate the mentors, the mentoring materials, the process itself, the clients, and the continuous improvement capability. We will also experiment with mentoring in groups, and the use of volunteer and paid mentors.
The mentoring evaluation project will be conducted in four offices. Two are existing offices with proven Office Managers. The other offices will be opened concurrently with the implementation of this pilot program. This will require the completion of a number of mentoring modules that will be provided to these offices, and then examined for their effectiveness in assisting clients to become self-reliant.
CFH will perform an evaluation of its mentoring program in some of its offices in Piura – Peru, Guatemala – Retalhuleu, Chinandega – Nicaragua, and Choluteca – Honduras beginning July and will end in December. We need four BYU interns to assist us in two offices. They will be involved in the first two months of the project.
Ballard Center for Economic Self-Reliance
Brigham Young University